When it comes time to put your home on the market, you likely don’t want to spend tons of time and energy on remodeling and upgrade projects. These types of changes can be done while you are living in the home, which also gives you the option of taking advantage of the upgrades for some amount of time. However, when it’s time to sell, you want your home to look valuable and marketable to potential buyers. That’s why we’ve compiled a few options for inexpensively boosting the value of your home.
The first thing you can do and one that takes little to no money is uncluttering your furnished rentals. This involves going into every room and looking through every space. Move things off of the dressers, empty the cabinets, and get rid of everything in the pantry. If you have large furniture that takes up the whole room, it needs to be removed. Toss your trash and get rid of anything you don’t need.
Another option is adding a nice fresh paint. While it’s possible that some owners will be looking to repaint, a fresh coat can make the home feel like a clean slate. This allows potential buyers the ability to visualize the home they want, which is best done with neutral colors.
Next up, you want to fix things that are broken. This can get expensive but hear us out. We aren’t talking about things like broken appliances. Instead, we mean the little things. Maybe there is a nick in the wall or a spot on the table where someone spilled something and it stained. If it’s easy to fix, do it. It will make your rental property listings looks even better.
People like walking into a home that smells nice and it’s easy to offer this with your furnished rentals. The first step is to remove any odors that are already in the house, the second is to add a nice, new scent. The first part of this equation can often be the most difficult. If you have pets, you may want to board them for a time. Use carpet cleaners designed to remove pet smells and get all the hair off of the furniture. If you follow these steps, your home will look even better and be more attractive to prospective buyers and renters. You can do most of them in a weekend to increase the chance of selling your home.